Question: What is Casual Elegance?
Casual elegance remains huge, but everything needs to coordinate from shirts, to trousers, to belts, to socks, to shoes. We want it to all work together so there is a level of sophistication—a complete package. Casual elegance is the look of sophistication without looking stodgy. It is a power look without looking stuffy. It is the richness of great fabric coupled with great fit.
The sport jacket is the most important tool for dressing casually. Wear it with a knit or sport shirt and trousers from Samuelsohn or Jack Victor, and you have an informal look that can take you to dinner, a play, a concert, or even the office. The right sport coat with a pair of jeans and a Stone Rose shirt becomes casual chic. A white shirt from Eton always works. Sports coats are softer and more casual. The sport coat is indispensible – it is the place for your phone, glasses, theater tickets, and dresses you up. For the sport coat, add a great pocket square from Eton or a pocket round from Edward Armah.
The sport shirt is very important. Collars can be button down or spread. It’s all about color – a great sport shirt from Peter Millar or Sand defines casual elegance.
And, the sock from VK Nagrani makes the complete outfit.